SB 853 - This act adds services rendered by licensed occupational therapists to services that cannot require a higher co-payment or coinsurance than is required for the services of a primary care physician office visit. This act also requires health carriers to clearly state the availability of occupational therapy services. This act requires the Oversight Division of the Joint Committee on Legislative Research to perform an actuarial analysis of the cost impact health carriers, insureds, and other payers for occupational therapy coverage beginning September 1, 2016, and submit a report by December 31, 2016.

This act is identical to provisions contained in CCS#2/HCS/SS/SB 608 (2016), CCS/HCS/SB 635 (2016), HCS/HB 1465 (2016), HB 2430 (2016), SB 316(2015), and HB 548 (2015).


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